Western Inspiration / References:

  • Deadwood (the inventive swearing alone makes this an essential)
  • Dir. Sergio Leone *(because, as we all know, spaghetti westerns rule) esp: *Once Upon A Time In the West.
  • Clint Eastwood – ’nuff said really but especially these: Unforgiven / The Outlaw Josey Wales */ *High Plains Drifter (this has a great supernatural theme and a lesson in the proper application of hickory pick axe handles) / Pale Rider etc.
  • True Grit (Coen Bros)
  • Cold Mountain
  • The Assassination Of Jessie James By The Coward Robert Ford (the Nick Cave soundtrack is astounding)
  • Wild Wild West (I know, I know it’s really awful but I do like the steampunk bits)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (It has vampires and Salma Hayek, what’s not to like?)
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (chortle)
  • Soldier Blue (poe-faced political statement)
  • The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah may have been a woman-hater but he knew a thing or two about violence)
  • Near Dark “Well, less’ just say ah fought for the South… we lost”
  • The Magnificent Seven or Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai if you’d prefer the original.
  • Last Man Standing Bruce Willis (excellent Ry Cooder soundtrack btw) or Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars or even Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo if you’d prefer the original.
  • Tombstone “Ahm your Huckleberry…”
  • Vampires John Carpenter (James Woods is ANGRY!)
  • Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp
  • And The Ass Saw The Angel by Nick Cave (novel) – a brutal southern gothic tale.
  • Carnivale HBO’s dust bowl epic set in the depression era yet retaining a lot of the relevant supernatural themes.
  • Inspiration

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